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Tribune (Newspaper) - September 3, 1976, Tipton, Indiana PAGE 4 Tipton Tribune Friday,Septembers, 197« Tipton: “Fired Up!” By,BRAD JOHNS Tribune Special Writer It’ll be the traid fork vs. tomahawk tonight in Gas City where the Tipton Blue Devils will clash in pigskin play with the Mississinewa Indians. The Mississinewa tribe, led by chief coach Charles Fisher, will be whooping with war paint, ready to do battle. But according to Tipton’s senior center, Greg Ressler, ¡ the Devils are all fired up and prepared for the heated battle, confident of a victory tonight. “We’ll probably go right up the middle,” said Ressler, who has lettered twice on the Tipton squad. “We’ve watched the films depicting the Indians as a big and slow team. ’’ Ressler’s fellow senior lineman, Todd Fakes, also predicted a win for the locals, although he and Ressler both agreed that some areas, including defense still needed quite a bit of work. Fakes is recovering from a recent injury but hopes to see action soon in his tight- end spot. He praised Coach Steve Campbell for his work with the Devils. “Coach Campbell gives you the incentive to play football,” said Fakes, “and you can’t win unless you play.” Fakes was listed as the second leading receiver in the C.I.C. last year. Both Ressler and Fakes described Mississinewa as a “passing team” like Wabash and noted the ability of Tipton’s senior flankerback, Scott Hobbs to intercept on such passing plays as he did during the Wabash game. Coach Campbell appeared fairly pleased with the Devil display against Wabash “I felt good that we intercepted all three of Wabash’s passes,” he said. Campbell admitted problems with defense during the Wabash game but promised fans would see a definite improvement tonight. “We’ve made linebacker adjustinents to suppliment our completely new 5-2 defense,” he said. “It’ll just b€i a matter of time and maturity until we’re used to the new defense and the veer offense. ’ Campbell commended team captains, Steve Head, Dale Childers, and Rick Morris on their superior leadership qualities. The captains were invited to supper at Coach TICO plans Classic Well, the time is growing near to get the kids rounded up for the 4th annual TICO Bassmasters fishing rodeo. Local organizer plan the event for September 18. In other TICO news, only two weeks remain for 10 anglers to fight it out for the remaining three positions in the Classic. The Classic will have ten finalists that plan to compete for over $1500 in money and prizes. Rules of the Classic stipulate that the ten finalists will fish and unknown lake with an observer. The total catch in pounds and ounces will determine the placings. The top ten club members at the present include: 1. Jim Hawkins 238 2. Everett James 194 3. Lester Savage 182 4. Ray Scott 144 5. Murry James 141 6. Floyd McNew 141 7. Don Sanders 137 8. Ron Schuck97 9. Alan Harrell 97 10. Terry Guffey 96 11. Don Watkins 91 12. Dick Burris 89 13. Walt Manubach 50 14. Russ Harrell 47 15. Joe Tidier 47 16. Lewis Mason 46 17. Bruce Robinson 44 In recent tourney competition, the following placings were received: Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee 1. Don Sanders 2. RonSchuck 3. Murray James 4. Floyd McNew (second day) 1. Everett James 2. Jim Hawkins 3. RonSchuck 4. Joe Tidier Lake Maxitucky, Culver 1. Lester Savage 2. Floyd McNew 3. Jim Hawkins 4. Murray James 5. Terry Guffey 6. Ray Scott Two tied for lead in WS of Golf AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Dave Hill sought outside help to cure his driving problems. Japanese pro Takashi Murakami solved his own woes off the tee. Both methods were ultrasuccessful. The two straightened out their shots so well they forged three-under-par 67,s Thursday for the opening-round* lead at the $300,(X)0 World Series of Golf. “I’ve had a couple of weeks of hooking the ball. Jack Tuthill (PGA tournament director) and Frank Chirkinian (CBS-TV producer here) helped me out,” said Hill. “Jack told me I should just raise my chin a little. Frank tried to get my legs moving. It worked. I only missed two fairways all day,” added the 39-year-old American. The first time Murakami, 32, looked down the 400-yard, par-four first hole at Fir^tone South, he asked, “Is this a par five?” Aside from his eagle three on the second hole, Murakami conceded he struck an errant driver the first four holes. “I was trying to hit it too hard. I quit pressing on the fifth hole,” hesáld. Lurking behind the two surprised leaders were the game’s big shots in search of the $100,000 first prize. Jack Nicklaus, winner of four previous Series titles and nearly $389,000 on Firestone South alone, fashioned a 68 for third place. Miller carried an extra club, his boy’s putter, for 15 holes. “It was down inside the bag. I didn’t know it was in there,” he said. Ben Crenshaw, the year’s leading tour money-winner, was deeper in arrears at 78, last in the field of 20. He scrambled to one double bogey and six bogeys. Hill and Murakami seemed stunned they were leading such a glittering field. “I was 4,000-to-l to win and 2-to-1 to withdraw,” cracked Hill, who strung together six birdies in a 15-hole stretch. “I never have had the ball in play and scored so low here. “I hadan unhealthy feeling I might go for 80. This course is very long for me.” Murakami knows only “good morning” and “good evening” in English. He spoke through an interpreter, former Ohio State University catcher Ty Kawata, a Japanese importer-exporter. .“I’m surprised I’m leading. I will try not to be Uj>tight the rest of the tournament. It probably will hit me tomorrow,” said the winner of 14 Japanese tournaments. He was the No. 1 money-winner on the Japan tour last year with $140,000. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Raymond Floyd, the Masters champion, was next at 69. Tom Watson, the defending champion; last American Classic victor David Graham, J.C. Snead and Buddy AUin matched par-70. At 71 were U.S. Open champion Jerry Pate, Hale Irwin, Hubert Green and Lee Trevino. ni fortune continued to dog Johnny Miller. Just recovered from a hand injury in a fnotorcycle accident, the skinny blond was assessed a four-shot penalty for a 76. Final East W. L Pet. GB Omaha    78    58    .574    — Iowa    68    68    .500    10 Indpls    62    73    .459 Evans    55    81    .404    23 West Denver    86    50    .632    — Okla.City    72    63    .533    13M* Tulsa    65    70    .481    20^ Wichita    56    79    .415    29M¡ Results Thuir..tday Iowa 6, Indianapolis 4 Evansville 5, Omaha 4,10 innings Oklahoma City 1€>, Tulsa 2 Denvar 10, Wichita 6 Friday’s Game Playoff-DenveratOmaha Saturday’s Game Playof f-Dmi ver a t i^maha Campbell’s home Wednesday where they discussed the team spirit and viewed film of a recent Mississinewa game. The coach said he hoped to ^ this sort of thing often.    ^ Campbell also said that Barry Hawkins would* probably be starting in the quarterback position tonight. He announced that quarterbacks Kurt Ogden and Doug Tragesser were off the disabled list and would see some action in the near future, if not against the Indians. “A Grant County newspaper recently ranked Mississinewa over Tipton,” said Campbell. ‘ ‘That gives me more incentive to win this game tonight.” In other athletic activity at Tipton High School the sporting enthusiasts from all fields are hitting the streets as salespeople, the product this year—    magazines. The students are selling popular* publications and stereo albums to help defray recent dqbts within the athletic department. The athletes hope to sell $10,(X)0 worth of subscriptions during the next three weeks. SB Wash to face tough foe “We always consider the team we play next the toughest in the state of Indiana,” says South Bend Washington Coach Bob Van Camp, whose sixth-ranked Panthers *are the only Hoosier football team to face two rated opponents in the first two weeks of action. By Van Camp’s definition, then, 16th-ranked Fort Wayne Dwenger is the state’s toughest squad. At least for this week. Washington beat Fort Wayne Luers, which had been ranked 14th, last week, but Van Camp said, “We made too many errors and gave away a couple touchdowns. We’re not polished yet, by far.” Now, Washington will have to deal with Dwenger on Saturday night. “Dwenger looks like an awfully good ball club,” said Van Camp. They have size and speed and unity. They look like they’re in good condition and ready to play ball.” No. 11 St. Joe wins STANDINGS South Bend St. Joseph’s, paced by quarterback Tom Snielgski’s two touchdowns, rolled over Elkhart Thursday night in a battle of top ranked Indiana high school football teams. No. 11 St. Joe outclassed ninth rated Elkhart 20-14. Elsewhere, No. 7 Evansville Reitz defeated Evansville Central 17-14 on the 37-yard field ^al by Mike Dassel; No. 17 Inmanapolis Washington smashed Indianapolis Attucks 27-0 and Gary Mann blanked Whiting 12-0. Elkhart had two touchdown passes from quarterback Chris Mittman, one a 55-yard play to Ron Roderson and the other 23-yards to Steve Banks. Elkhart opened a 7-6 lead but St. Joe went ahead 20-7. After the Mittman to Banks scoring pass in the fourth quarter, Elkhart quickly got the ball back but lost it on a key interception by Kim Heart. In Evansville, Dussel also kicked two extra points, boosting his total to 72 out of his last 73 attempts. Central went in front 7-0 when quarterback Dave Anoskey sneaked for two yards after a pass interception. Early in the second quarter, Reitz marched 85 yards in 16 plays with Doug Montgomery carrying the final 16 yards for the touchdown. Dassel’s field goal gave Reitz a 10-7 margin at halftime. Late in the third period, Reitz capitalized on Central’s miscue, a bad snap on^e Central 11, and Lew Wl^es scampered in from the two for the touchdown. Central had the final tally, a nine-yard pass play from Anoskey to Ken Turi, Wires gained 110 yards in 26 plays. Washington and Attucks battled through a scoreless first half lt>efore the Continentals opened it up for a 21-point third quarter. Plez Lawrence scored two touchdowns and an extra-point run. Charles Wallace and Donny Harris had one touchdown apiece, and Jeff England tallied an extra point kick and anextra point run. CINCINNATI— Cincinnati quarterback Ken Anderson appears to be looking for a convoy in the above action. Anderson is among almost two dozen Bengal players who havé been caught up in the CB craze. His handle? “The Rookie.” (AP LASER PHOTO) Anderson a big CB radio freak CINCINNATI (AP) — All of Ken Anderson’s signal calling and airway hookups are not confined to quarterbacking the Cincinnati Bengals. The National Football League’s two-time passing champion is a citizen’s band radio freak. “My wife gave me one for Christmas and she’s got one in her car too,” said Anderson, who finds the CB hobby an entertaining off field diver sion. His handle? “The Rookie. I’ve had it since my college days and it stuck after I got here,” said the boyish-looking Batavia,native who last year became the NFL’s first quarterback to win back to-back passing titles since 1961. Anderson has plenty of company on the airwaves. Almost half his Bengal teammates have purchased CB kits in the past year. Veteran wide receiver Chip Myers was the first Cincinnati player to own one. He received his three years ago, long before the boom hit, as a gift from his father. “He’s a truck driver,” grinned the lanky Oklahoman, whose handle is “Chocolate Chip.” Punter Dave Green bought ofte a year ago, quickly mastered the CBer’s vocabulary and fascinated his teammates with the banter. “Suddenly everybody had one. It just went boom around here,” said Green, who recently changed his handle from “The Mad Punter” to U.S. Open tennis FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Swedish sensation Bjorn Borg and Argentina’s Guillermo Vilas fought off opponents in wind and rain and Janet Newberry supplied the thunder at the water-logged U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Showers which began early Thursday soaked the clay courts at the West Side Tennis Club throughout the day, delaying the start of play for two hours and stopping it for two more during the afternoon. Several matches were postponed and others were played in continuous drizzle on soggy courts. All of that was just fine with Miss Newberry, a 23-year-old scrambler from La Jolla, Calif. Miss Newberry took on thirdseeded Martina Navratilova early in the evening and stunned the Czechoslovakian expatriate 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a thrilling center-court match. Miss Newberry, coming off a knee operation and 20 pounds lighter than she was six months ago, took advantage of a lapse in concentration by her opponent to win the second set after being crushed in the first. She repeatedly fired passing shots past the charging Navratilova, mixing them with soft, accurate lobs. She broke Martina twice en route to a 5-1 lead in third set, dropped the next two games, then won the match in the ninth game with a sizzling forehand down the line, followed by an ace. Martina slumped into a chair at courtside and wept. (Continued on Page S) SNUFFY'S CEAAENT WORKS • DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, SIDEWALKS, STEPS, ETC Residential, Farm and CommerciaJ Free Estimates • Insured RNIE LINEBACK JR. Summitville • Elwood 536-2113    562-1732    552-5506 Early ""Miracle of "76"" being written Is the National League writing the early chapters of a book called, “The Miracle of 1976?” Through the years the NL has come up with exciting firstplace races that have kept interest high in the sport right through to the World Series. A month ago it appeared there would be no hot September pennant fight in either league. But, now the defending Eastern champion Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers in the West have turned things around. Thursday, the Pirates pulled to within nine games of Eastern leader Philadelphia with a 5-0 victory over San Diego. Larry Demery, 9-4, pitched a fivehitter as the Bucs’ seventh consecutive victory drew them closer to first place than they’ve been since July 18. Pittsburgh has cut 6^/fe games from Philadelphia’s lead since Aug. 24, helped by a Griffin to start for Bengals “Crooked ' Foot.’’ Bengal, defensive lineman Bill Kollar, said he recently made an 1,800-mile trip from Montana to Ohio in 26» 2 hours, fighting boredom by carrying on conversations with truckers. He goes by “Big Sky,” named after the state of Montana, where he attended school. Some have saved themselves a traffic fine for speeding, thanks to their CBs. But one Bengal, who remains anonymous, was not so lucky. “I radioed ahead to see if I had a clear road up front and some guy came on and said no Smokies (highway patrolmen) were in sight. Two minutes later I got picked up. I forgot about ‘The Bear in the Air,” he said sheepishly, referring to the helicopter patrol. Offensive lineman A1 Krevis, a menacing-looking native of New Jersey, goes by “Concrete Cowboy.” Ron Carpenter, an easy-going defensive tackle from North Carolina who flees the practice field for a hour of bass fishing, is known as “Tackle Box.” Other handles include “Waterbug” for running back Lenvil Elliott, “Mad Hatter” for fullback Boobie Clark, named in honor of a Jacksonville, Fla. disc jockey; > “Cactus Jack” for linebacker Bo Harris, “Sunshine” for wide receiver John McDaniel. And, of course, there’s one in every crowd. A “Cincinnati Kid,” that is. Offensive tackle Vern Holland, who hails from East Texas, has the honors. CINCINNATI iAF) — Rookie running back Archie Griffin is slated to start Saturday night against the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers after recovering from the first injury ever to keep him out of a game. The two-time Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State, missed last week’s preseason game with the New Orleans Saints because of a pulled muscle he said he suffered while working with the College All Star team. Griffin and second-year running back Stan Fritts have been named starters as the Bengals attempt to wind up the National Football League preseason with a 4-2 record. Griffin sat out last Saturday’s 13-10 loss to New Orleans with a groin pull. He said the muscle ailment occured prior to training camp. “It started bothering me at the College All-Star Game in Chicago. I played a game or two with it. I could have played last week, but I thought it would be better not to risk it,” said the 23-year-old rookie who set a major college record by rushing for more than 100 yards in 31 consecutive games at Ohio State. Despite sitting out the game, he is the Bengals’ preseason leading ground gainer with 197 yards while playing less than a half in the first four games. He is averaging 5.1 yards per carry, with his longest a 49-yard touchdown romp against the Buffalo Bills. Johnson said the Bengals expect to see a Steve Spiirrier-led passing game from John McKay’s expansion club. “His teams are always ready,” said Johnson. The Bucs are 1-4, with a victory over Atlanta, and close losses to Los Angeles, Green Bay, Miami and Chicago. Johnson said McKay has been successful over the years for his knack of “finding skill people who can hurt you. ’ ’ The Bengals will be facing four former teammates in running back Essex Johnson, the Bengals all-time rushing leader; offensive lineman Howard Fest, defensive back Ricky Davis, kicking specialist Mirro Roder, recently cut by Cincinnati. The Bengals will be cutting seven players after the final preseason contest to get down to the NFL roster limit. ** BOWLERS ► ► ► 2nd and 3rd SHIFT W« have a League for you, 10 i.M. Wednesday If interested CALL i ► 675-6670 or 773-6786 (Stlhot) Suburban Lanas six-game losing streak by the leaders. The two clubs meet for three games next week. On Aug. 14, the Dodgers trailed Cincinnati by 13 games. Since then Manager Walt Alston’s club has won 14 of 16 games to cut^the deficit to seven. The latest triumphs, their third and fourth in a row, came Thursday night in a 2-1, 5-3 sweep of the Montreal Expos. Bobby Murcer drove in five runs as the San Francisco Giants ended a five-game losing streak by outscoring the New York Mets, 10-7. Minnesota downed Milwaukee, 8-4, in the only American League game. “We’re not thinking about the Phillies one bit,” claimed Manager Danny Milrtaugh. “We have to go CHit there and do our job,” he added. “We realize if we keep winning, somebody else has to help us by beating the Phillies, so that’s out of our hands. ’ ’ “Our attitude is the old line about playing them one at a time,” said Pittsburgh’s Richie Zisk, who drove in two runs with a double and stole home in'* the team’s latest victory. Demery’s first major league shutout was the sixth complete game in seven starts by Pirate pitchers. Dodgers 2-5, Expos 1-3 Don Sutton, 17-9, went 8 2-3 innings, scattering six hits in the opener. He left after bruising his right index finger while fielding a hard grounder by Earl Williams. Charlie Hough picked up a save in the first game and recorded his 13th of the season in the nightcap. Elias Sosa, 6-7, won the second game with a three-hit, four-inning relief performance after starter Rick Rhoden exited with elbow troubles. Bill Buckner had three hits and a sacrifice fly to-pace a 12-hit attack. Giants 10, Mets 7 Murcer’s five RBI were a club high for the Giants this season. San Francisco jumped on Jon Matlack, 14-8, for six hits and six runs in 31-3 innings. Mike Cald\)^ell, making his 42nd appearance of the year, picked up his first victory after seven setbacks. Twins 8, Brewers 4 Rookie Butch Wynegar had four singles. Rod Carew and Lyman Bostock had three hits each to pace a 17-hit Minnesota attack. Tom Johnson, 2-1, earned the victory with 8 1-3 innings of relief after starter Eddie Bane was raked for three runs on four hits. Foster struggling in 4-for>44 slump ATLANTA (AP) — Two weeks ago Cincinnati slugger George Foster was staging a quiet assault on baseball’s revered Triple Crown. Now he is struggling. Gripped in a 4-for-44 slump, Foster’s batting average has slipped from .333 to .309 during the stretch while his home run hitting is at a standstill. “The pitchers adjusted to me,” said Foster as the Reds, with their once-cushy 13-game lead over Los Angeles suddenly down seven, open a weekend series with the Atlanta Braves. “I was getting my pitch earlier this year,” said Foster, who leads the major leagues with 111 runs batted in and is four home runs behind National League co-leaders Dave Kingman and Mike Schmidt. “Suddenly I wasn’t getting anything to hit,” said Foster. And there has been a mental lapse, he says. “Hitting is 80. per cent, maybe 90 per cent, mental. The mind has to control the physical being. If you are mentally tired andgo against a good pitcher, you have no chance. The mental part just hasn’t been there. ” Foster’s slide has only been part of the problem. The sting has been missing from the heart of the Cincinnati lineup. The 4, 5 and 6 spots in the lineup—manned by Foster, Johnny Bench and Tony Perez—have produced only 34 hits in the last 203 plate appearances, three homers and 11 RBI. That is a collective 124 batting average from three of the game’s most-feared sluggers. Foster has a wobbly 091 batting average during his lígame skid, with no homers and three RBI. The Big Red Machine, in past years, has methodically steamrolled over the opposition in the late-summer months. Not this year The Reds have won just 10 of their last 22 games, prompting Manager Sparky Anderson to say: “We have made a race of it.’ Anderson isn’t ready for harikari yet, however. “I’d better take Japanese lessons. I’ll be needing them with the Tokyo Giants next year if we lose this thing,” he quipped. ^^^Co/1/lOÍÍ g for your Hey, Fellows! 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